Thursday 14 August 2014

Book ~ "Death, Taxes, and Hot-Pink Leg Warmers" (2013) Diane Kelly

From Goodreads ~ It’s bad enough that Tara has to go on trial against the mortgage-frauding “Tennis Racketeers” who cheated banks and homeowners out of millions in between doubles matches. Now she has to go undercover - in a strip club - to strip the sleazeball owner of his indeed illegal livelihood. At least she’s working as a bookkeeper, not a pole dancer. And who needs tips when her undercover crush, Special Agent Nick, is the club’s bodyguard? 

With so many hot bodies on display, Tara agrees to join her boss, Lu “the Lobo” Lobozinski, in her daily workouts at the Y. Lu’s on a health kick after recovering from cancer and she’s pulled her leotards, tights and hot-pink leg warmers out of mothballs. Which is okay with Tara. If she hopes to put Mr. Geils behind bars, grab the tennis boys by the balls and lock lips with the unsuspecting Nick, she needs to be in the best shape of her life.

Tara is an IRS agent and has two cases on the go.  Four men dubbed the "Tennis Racketeers" have ripped off desperate homeowners and taken their homes.  Tara and her partner, Eddie, investigate and testify at the trial. In the other case, Tara becomes an undercover bookkeeper at a strip club where it's suspected the slimy owner is dealing drugs.  Nick, Tara's new boyfriend and fellow IRS agent, is also working undercover at the club as a bodyguard,

This is the fifth book in the Tara Holloway series (I've read the previous ones) and the sixth book I've read by this author.  It works as a stand alone as there was enough information from the past ones so you know what's going on.

I liked this book.  I liked the writing style ... it was funny and sarcastic.  It is written in first person perspective from Tara's point of view.  As a head's up, there is swearing and adult activity.

I like Tara and Nick together ... they seem well-suited and fun together.  I did find their constant obsession with having sex annoying ... it's all they seemed to think and talk about.  It was interesting to see how Tara's view of the world of strippers changed as she worked at the club and she got to know the workers.  I like the supporting characters like Eddie, Tara and Nick's parents, etc.

I'm enjoying this series and look forward to reading more.  We were left with quite a cliffhanger in this one!

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds like a great book.